sesquiterpene

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sesquiterpene

(ˌsɛskwɪˈtɜːpiːn)
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(Elements & Compounds) any of certain terpenes whose molecules contain one and a half times as many atoms as a normal terpene. Formula: C15H24
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The leaf essential oil obtained from Miramar was dominated by oxygenated sesquiterpenes (64.
contains many chemical components, such as alkaloids, sugar, sesquiterpenes, lipids, and coumarin materials.
All ethanol extracts showed the different intensity of brown colour ranging from deep brown to light brown indicating the presence of mono-terpenes and sesquiterpenes (essential oils), di-and triterpenoids (gums and resins), Tetraterpenoids (carotenoids, xanthophylls and carotenoic acids) and polyterpenoid is the rubber (Sameeno, 2007; and Raaman, 2006).
The slight variation reported in the number of volatile compounds was belonging to aldehydes, ketones, oxygenated monoterpenes, sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and oxygenated sesquiterpenes.
It has been shown that sesquiterpenes from Celastraceae are specific modulators of P-gps (Mufioz-Martinez et al.
These 35 chemical constituents covered a wide range of acids, alkenes, alcohols, aromatics, benzenes, esters, heterocyclics, ketones, monoterpenoids, monoterpene alcohols and sesquiterpenes.
A total of fourteen compounds were identified which include aromatic, sesquiterpenes, furocoumarins, sterols, fatty acid and their methyl esters.
Many secondary metabolites derived from plants, such as drimanes sesquiterpenes, are present in species of the genus Drimys and exhibit a wide variety of biological activities, including leishmanicidal (CORREA et al.
Melissa officinalis extracts contain a range of phytochemicals including phenolic acids, flavonoids, sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes and triterpenes with recent reports describing cytotoxic and anti-proliferative effects in various tumour cell lines.
Most oil contained significantly higher monoterpenes than sesquiterpene, except oil from medium depth peatland where amount of sesquiterpenes slightly higher (38.